What is love?
Pop-Up Love Party reimagines Plato’s Symposium in its quest to define love with all its plagues and pleasures by employing aerobics, holding a kangaroo court, exposing audience passion, and pumping out an infectious pop ballad that will mend broken hearts around the world.
Enriching this roller coaster ride through the depths of desire is a 7-course snack menu created by Dartmouth-born, New York-famed, Michelin-starred chef, Daniel Burns. Chef Burns co-owns Luksus, which was recently named one of New York’s best new restaurants and one of America’s 50 best new restaurants by Bon Appétit. Burns created the menu specifically for Pop-Up Love Party with flavours and textures to heighten moments of the production.
To be certain, this ain’t no dinner theatre. It’s a philosophical feast, a sensory slip n’ slide, and a theatrical experience so unique it could only come from deep in the pulsing Zuppa heart.
Pop-Up Love Party was developed in part through The Collaborations at Canada’s National Arts Centre.
Pop-Up Love Party was developed by Zuppa Theatre Co. while they were Eastern Front Theatre’s HRM Artist in Residence.
The various productions of Pop-Up Love Party have been sponsored and supported by: The Canada Council for the Arts, The Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage, the City of Halifax, Armbrae Academy, Atlantic News, DeeDee’s Ice Cream, Venus Envy and Fred and Elizabeth Fountain, R&R Wealth Management and Marian Mancini, MLA for Dartmouth South.
Praise for Pop-Up Love Party
“It’s glorious […] a transformative night at the theatre” — Meghan Hubley, The Globe and Mail (Canada)
“A generous, playful, unexpected delight” — Andy Field, Forest Fringe (Edinburgh, UK)
“Makes each mouthful feel like a meal, and each uttered thought seem like a magic spell.” — DARTcritics (St. Catharines)
“You need to see Pop-Up Love Party now!” — Lia Rinaldo, Devour! The Food Film Fest (Wolfville, NS)
“Brilliant, entertaining & delish!” — Rose Cousins, musician (Halifax, NS)